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Lady I met in the supermarket can cure autism!

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AudrinaAdare Sat 15-Jun-13 20:11:21

DS had just been to a party and was in a bit of a state having held it together all afternoon. DH had to carry him out and I was left waiting at the checkout.

Anyway, apparently if she had him for just five minutes she could sort him out!

Sadly I didn't get her name or number. I told her to ring the National Autistic Society immediately, submit her research to The Lancet, make several millions, go into DS' school and see if her methods worked with physically disabled children... but she walked away sad


Handywoman Sat 15-Jun-13 20:12:36


SauvignonBlanche Sat 15-Jun-13 20:14:27

Five minutes - that long? hmm

mummytime Sat 15-Jun-13 20:15:01

You are wonderful! Well done, I just hope I can be as quick thinking under pressure (not do a fish impression).

AudrinaAdare Sat 15-Jun-13 20:20:50

I've been away from this board for a bit and had forgotten about the honking lol... I was shaking afterwards though. Could hardly put my number in the chip and pin.

AudrinaAdare Sat 15-Jun-13 20:22:47

Oh and had been previously wound up by two older ladies complaining that people should do their shopping in the week when screaming child was at school. DH told them that unlike obviously retired people we had to work as he was going past ha ha.

Pouncer1 Sat 15-Jun-13 20:30:42

Good on you.

Bluebirdonmyshoulder Sat 15-Jun-13 21:04:09

Good for you.

What an absolute silly fucking cow.

I'm starting to feel rather militant at all the fucking idiots we have to endure.

Eyesunderarock Sat 15-Jun-13 21:06:53

grin Well, I wonder what her foolproof method was?
Who knows, you could have knocked a revolution in autism cure and prevention on the head.
Better than knocking her out I suppose.
Honk honk honk.

stillfightingforjustice Sat 15-Jun-13 21:07:27

Was it a BOGOF offer? smile

ChippingInWiredOnCoffee Sat 15-Jun-13 21:10:28

What a shame you didn't get her number, people would be lining up for it.

Stupid ignorant witch.

Have yourself a brew or a wine.

AudrinaAdare Sat 15-Jun-13 21:27:37

Aw... you are a lovely lot. I suspect the cure was something along the lines of a good smack. I could have got my phone out, pointed and the cctv and asked her coldly if she cared to try physically assaulting my son...

There was a great reply to a wilfully ignorant neighbour on AIBU the other week: "My son isn't available for you sorting him out as he is upstairs working on his proposal for compulsory euthanasia for the over sixties" grin

ouryve Sat 15-Jun-13 21:41:42

Good for you!!! grin

ouryve Sat 15-Jun-13 21:43:14

If older people don't like bumping into people with children when they're out shopping, they should go shopping during the week, when the kids are at school.

AudrinaAdare Sat 15-Jun-13 21:51:27

Exactly. I have previously used a line I've heard on MN for these occasions: "who on earth would choose to visit a supermarket on a Saturday afternoon for peace and quiet?"

Ineedmorepatience Sat 15-Jun-13 22:21:29

Well done you for quick thinking grin

Horrible that you were put in that situation though!

Eyesunderarock Sat 15-Jun-13 22:33:27

'"My son isn't available for you sorting him out as he is upstairs working on his proposal for compulsory euthanasia for the over sixties'

I'm glad it amused you OP. smile

AudrinaAdare Sat 15-Jun-13 22:41:35

Oh that was you? Bloody genius. HONK HONK smile

Eyesunderarock Sat 15-Jun-13 23:02:40

Decades of dealing with opinionated arses. I'm almost a black belt. grin

AudrinaAdare Sat 15-Jun-13 23:30:49

You are nails grin

I might start asking them if they were fluent in four modern languages, two ancient, Grade eight in five instruments and about to take A' level mathematics, chemistry and physics aged six.

Not that DS is either, but they won't know that.

Eyesunderarock Sat 15-Jun-13 23:37:43

You could try that next time:
'He plays violin to grade 8, speaks 4 languages fluently and is taking his A level in advanced maths next month. And you want to cure him?' confused

SuperiorCat Sat 15-Jun-13 23:42:45


Thank you for doing that on all our behalf Audrina

Pixel Sun 16-Jun-13 00:23:52

What is it with supermarkets? I had a complete stranger come over to tell me I should take ds to Lourdes.
Perhaps I should have asked her if she could organise a school trip grin.

MeAndMySpoon Sun 16-Jun-13 10:12:08

Fantastic. grin I'm storing these up against the day that DS2 ceases to be a cute 2 yo having a 'typical' 2 yo tantrum and is still having meltdowns at a less socially acceptable age. Though I suspect I'll be a gibbering, furious mess rather than icy cool...

cornypedicure Sun 16-Jun-13 12:46:46

I love your response Audrina grin

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